Share the Dignity!
We are excited to announce a partnership with the incredible people at Share the Dignity, a charity that distributes pads, tampons and personal hygiene products to women in need. From 1 – 31 August 2018, as part of a campaign across all Retail First Shopping Centres, we will be collecting boxes of sealed tampons and pads in the pink donation box outside Coles. There will also be donation bins inside Brazilian Beauty & Terry White Chemmart.
Why we’re taking part:
In Australia, over 100,000 women and teenage girls go without female sanitary products every month due to homelessness, poverty and domestic violence situations.
Share the Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay said the organisation, through this upcoming donation drive, helps in some small way to alleviate the undignified situations that thousands of women across the country endure.
“So many women have to forfeit sanitary products because they cannot afford them. Many mothers must choose between buying tampons and feeding their children. Girls miss out on school simply because families cannot afford to buy the basics of necessities,” stressed Ms Courtenay.
“When they cannot have access to the essential feminine products, women become extremely resourceful…by using wadded up newspaper, or toilet paper, or socks. This should not be happening.”
How you can help:
Please purchase a box of tampons or pads on your next grocery shop and place them in the pink donation box outside Coles. Your donations will be collected on a weekly basis by our lovely “Shero” who will ensure these items find their way to women and girls in need. Thank you for your support!
If you have any queries regarding the Donation Drive, please contact the office on 3844 9831. You can read more about Share the Dignity here.